Sophie Harrison

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What a Handshake Smells Like

A new paper argues that the gesture may have evolved to allow people to judge one another's scent signals.<p>In 2010, to prepare its dealers for the launch of a new sales promotion, the U.K. arm of Chevrolet commissioned Geoffrey Beattie, a professor of psychology at the University of Manchester, to …

Extreme Sports

Jeremy Clarkson suspended from Top Gear

BBC confirms Top Gear will not be broadcast on Sunday after suspending outspoken host Jeremy Clarkson following row with show producer<p><b>The BBC has suspended Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson</b> "following a fracas" with a producer.<p>The Corporation said the show, also presented by Richard Hammond and James …

Top Gear

The Apple Watch could have been a proper health-monitoring device. But the FDA won’t allow it

Apple’s new smart watch, unveiled by Tim Cook yesterday, had incredible potential. But its functionality has been hindered by technical hitches – and, especially, overzealous legislators. Their cloying presence must have been felt at every product meeting. Engineers working on Apple’s watch did so …

Teenager diagnosed with testicular cancer after pregnancy test

Doctors told Byron Geldard he could have one of any number of cancers before simple test provided answer<p>A teenager was diagnosed with testicular cancer after taking a pregnancy test that came back positive.<p>Byron Geldard, then 18, had finished school and had just returned from a summer holiday with …

5 things Apple didn't say about the new MacBook

Apple's new 12-inch MacBook sure is a beautiful notebook.<p>It's only 13.1mm thick and weighs two pounds. It's got a beautiful high-res Retina display …